AFSP Honors U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with Allies in Action Award

07/03/2014

Arne Duncan with AFSP Staff

Pictured from left to right: AFSP Vice President of Public Policy John Madigan, AFSP Senior Manager of State Advocacy Nicole Gibson, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, AFSP Public Policy Council Chair Rick Kirchhoff, and AFSP Chief Medical Officer Christine Moutier

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, representatives from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) presented U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with the Federal Partner Allies in Action Award for leading efforts in the Department of Education to promote bullying prevention in schools across the United States. Part of those efforts included the launch of the revitalized stopbullying.gov website—to encourage children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying.

AFSP continues to prioritize and support bullying and cyberbullying prevention legislation, policies and programs that promote a safe school environment for all students. AFSP applauds the Secretary for his leadership in educating the public about the health and educational impacts that bullying can have on students and encouraging everyone to work together to prevent bullying in our schools.